State Representative Cody Harris hosts Town Hall Meeting

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun July 26, 2019 State Representative Cody Harris (R-Palestine) stressed local control and the need for open dialogue Tuesday July 23 during a town hall with Navarro County constituents held at the Corsicana & Navarro County Area Chamber Of Commerce. Harris talked in detail about property tax reduction and education funding reform legislation, which were priorities during the eighty-sixth Legislative session.  By passing Senate Bill 3, the state increased its share of funding for public education into the 40% range and set aside $2 billion to fund pay raises. “Every school district in House […]

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Birdwell Speaks to Navarro County Republicans

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun July 16, 2019 Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell wrapped up the Texas Legislature’s eighty-sixth session before taking questions from the audience during the Navarro County Republicans’ quarterly meeting July 9. Birdwell credited legislators for reducing the roll back tax rate for the first ti,me since 1981.  Reducing the roll back tax rate, now called the ‘voter approval tax rate’, means property owners will see relief on their tax bill.  In a chart provided, Birdwell showed the savings from a median home priced at $187,392 would be $735 to $1,066.  These changes will take […]

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Democrats Removed ‘So Help Me God’ from US House Committee Oaths

By Paul Bois — Daily Wire June 5, 2019 The Democrats have continued their mission to root God out of the public square in the name of secularism by removing “so help me God” from the U.S. House of Representatives oath witnesses must take when testifying before several of the congressional committees, all of which are currently under Democratic control. According to LifeSiteNews, the changes to the oaths have been slowly implemented ever since House Democrats announced the new policy in January, which immediately faced backlash. “In January, a draft of a rules package from the Natural Resource Committee was […]

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Trump Awards Medal of Valor to Fallen DART Officer Brent Thompson

By Deb Riechmann — Associated Press May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday May 22, including Corsicana’s Brent Thompson.  Officer Thompson, of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department, was killed July 7, 2016, during a shootout with a man who had just killed three Dallas police officers and wounded three others with an assault rifle. Thompson’s actions created a distraction that allowed others to aid the wounded and gave cover to officers so they could force the attacker inside a building where he was […]

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Republicans Hear From Navarro County Justice Panel

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun April 5, 2019 Members of the Navarro County Republican Party heard from local judges Tuesday evening April 2 during a regular meeting at its headquarters. Precinct Chairs discussed regular business, preparations for future elections and voter engagement in addition to hearing from 13th District Judge James Lagomarsino, County Court-At-Law Judge Amanda Putman, and County Judge H.M. Davenport.  Each of the judges ran as Republicans, but spoke in a largely nonpartisan role Tuesday evening. After providing a brief summary of the types of cases each hears in their court, the judges discussed the underlying […]

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Margarita Patterson

March 29, 2019 Today, we honored a great Republican Election Judge, Precinct Chair, and volunteer, Margarita Patterson at her graveside service at New Pursley Cemetery, whom passed away Tuesday March 26.  She was born in Argentina on October 21, 1944, but proudly became a United States citizen — speaking only English unless her translation skills were required. Her professional career as an office manager of Dallas Law Firm Oster and Kaufman spanned 25 years.  Upon retiring, she spent time organic gardening and volunteering for the Republican Party of Navarro County. In 2006, Margarita ran for Justice Of The Peace Precinct […]

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Karl Rove Rallies Republicans at Reagan Day Dinner

By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun March 5, 2019 Karl Rove, the longtime Texas political stalwart, Republican strategist, and senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Navarro County Republican Reagan Day Dinner Saturday at the Cook Education Center. The evening’s emcee, conservative talk show host Mark Davis, welcomed everyone to the event on Texas Independence Day.  “Without Texas, we don’t have an America,” said Davis, whose show ‘The Answer’ can be heard on 660 AM. Rove said he came to Navarro County because of State Representative Cody Harris.  He advised party […]

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Karl Rove to Speak at Reagan Day Dinner

March 2, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Our 2019 Reagan Day Dinner will feature a great conservative speaker, Karl Rove. Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush Author, “The Triumph of William McKinley” Author, “Courage and Consequence” Fox News Contributor Wall Street Journal Columnist Karl Rove served as Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004-2007.  At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiative, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs.  He was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White […]

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Harris files legislation to protect private property owners against HSR

Corsicana Daily Sun February 9, 2019 State Representative Cody Harris (R-HD8) filed four pieces of legislation Tuesday, February 5 to protect private property owners against the proposed high-speed rail project that would cut through sections of House District 8 which includes Navarro, Anderson, Freestone, and Hill counties. The project has received stiff opposition over concerns about eminent domain and the overall financial viability of the project. Harris met with hundreds of concerned landowners last year and pledged to take action in the legislature. The four bills filed by Harris are meant to strengthen protections for private property owners while discouraging […]

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RPNC Chair Eric R. Meyers Responds to State of the Union

Corsicana Daily Sun February 8, 2019 I remain hopeful that the State of the Union Address will have a positive impact on both sides of the isle to secure a deal on border security.  The President’s address talked about the need to stop looking at issues as a Republican or a Democrat, but rather as a united front for the best interest of the United States of America.  Regardless, I strongly feel that we must strengthen our Southern Border for many reasons including curtailing the drug, money, and weapons flow from Cartels in Mexico, stopping the influx of “asylum” seeking […]

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